The Adventures of Rivella

The Adventures of Rivella

eBook - 1999
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Broadview Press

The Adventures of Rivella is especially valuable for the light it throws on a woman author’s relations with publishers and other writers, both male and female.” —Bruce Stovel, University of Alberta

Delarivier Manley is increasingly coming to the fore as a prominent figure in early eighteenth-century fiction, and The Adventures of Rivella in particular has been attracting attention not only as an important example of amatory fiction, but also as an early autobiographical novel. At one level, Sir Charles Lovemore tells the story of Rivella’s life to his friend, the Chevalier d’Aumont; at another, Manley uses the male persona to portray herself as an unrivalled literary goddess of love, repudiating conventional equations of woman, writer, and whore, and refusing to confuse chastity with moral integrity.

Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, c1999
ISBN: 9780585265360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (178 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Zelinsky, Katherine


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